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Depletions Offsetting for Habitat Restoration Projects Within the Middle Rio Grande Project

The surface waters of the Rio Grande basin are fully appropriated. Any use of water in the basin requires a permit from the New Mexico Office of the State Engineer ("NMOSE"}. The State Engineer requires that any new use of water must be offset by a reduction in an existing use to ensure that senior water rights are not impaired.

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US Fish & Wildlife Service - Candidate Conservation Agreements (CCA)

What the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) considers candidate species are those plants and animals that are candidates for listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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Using Existing Tools to Expand Cooperative Conservation for Candidate Species Across Federal and Non-Federal Lands

One of the Service’s goals is to facilitate cooperative conservation of species that are candidates or likely to become candidates for listing in the near future under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), so that listing is unnecessary.

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Habitat Conservation Plans Under the Endangered Species Act

Why should we save endangered species? Congress answered this question in the introduction to the Endangered Species Act of 1973 Act), recognizing that endangered and threatened species of wildlife and plants “are of esthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational, and scientific value to the Nation and its people.”

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Permits for Native Species

Section 10 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is designed to regulate a wide range of activities that affect endangered and threatened plants and animals and the habitats upon which they depend.

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Leaving a Lasting Legacy - Permits as a Conservation Tool

Human demands on animals and plants can leave them vulnerable. Permits enable the public to engage in specific activities, such as enabling scientists to conduct 'research on protected species to develop information needed to assist with species conservation.

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Working Together - Tools for Helping Imperiled Wildlife on Private Lands

This booklet provides information for citizen stewards and landowners, who embody President Bush’s vision of cooperative conservation—a vision built upon innovation, local ideas, inspiration and incentives, and on-the-ground action. This pamphlet highlights tools that we hope you find useful in your conservation efforts.

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Endangered Species Bulletin - Fall 201 - Volume 35, No. 2- Tools for Conservation Partnerships

The owners and managers of land can and do play a vital role in conserving our nation’s imperiled wildlife. Most threatened and endangered species, listing candidates, and species of concern depend at least in part on private and other nonfederal lands.

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Leaving a Lasting Legacy - Permits as a Conservation Tool

During the past one hundred years, the United States has enacted wildlife laws and ratified international treaties to protect our heritage of wild animals, plants, and their habitats. Most of these laws use permits as a tool to assist in the conservation of protected resources.

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